November 28, 2020

REST IN PEACE: Kilkenny Death Notices

Brenda Drislane (née Fleming)
Ballyheaphy, Araglen, Waterford / Ballyragget, Kilkenny 

Peacefully in the loving care of the staff at Care Choice, Montenotte, Cork. Pre-deceased by her husband Michael. Sadly missed by her loving daughters Madge and Eileen, sons Denis, Mike, Dave and John, sons-in-law, daughters-in-law, grandchildren, great-grandchildren, nephews, nieces, relatives and friends.

Due to current government guidelines, the funeral is for family members only. Please use Condolences section here to send messages of sympathy.

The family wish to thank everyone for their understanding and cooperation.

May she Rest In Peace


Teresa GOWEN (née Hogan)
James Green, Kilkenny City, Kilkenny 

Teresa Gowen (nee Hogan) (James Green, Kilkenny) August 27th 2020 (after a short illness) at her home in her 101st year. Beloved mother of Marie, John and Elaine. She will be deeply missed by her loving family, son-in-law Hugh, daughter-in-law Gert, grandchildren Peter, Frank, Aoife and Michael, great grandchildren Liam, Aisling, Jimmy, Aidan, Eimear and Caoimhe, extended family and friends.

Due to government guidelines regarding public gatherings a private Requiem Mass for Teresa’s family and close friends will take place on Saturday (August 29th) in St. Mary’s Cathedral at 1p.m. (maximum 50 people in the Cathedral) followed by burial in Foulkstown Cemetery. Family flowers only please. Please feel free to leave a message of condolence in the condolence book here.

For those who would have liked to attend the Requiem Mass but due to restrictions cannot it will be live streamed on

May Teresa Rest in Peace


Rita HOULIHAN (née Dorey)
Marian Place, Bennettsbridge, Kilkenny / Donnycarney, Dublin

Houlihan (nee Dorey)(Marian Place, Bennettsbridge, Co. Kilkenny and formerly of Donnycarney, Dublin 5) 27th August 2020, peacefully, at University Hospital, Waterford, Rita, beloved wife of Eddie and much loved mother of Rebecca and Ciarán, sadly missed by her loving family, sister Betty, brothers Noel and Damien, son-in-law Peter, daughter-in-law Angela, grandchildren Heather, Matthew and James, extended family, neighbours and friends.

In keeping with current government/HSE guidelines regarding public gatherings, Requiem Mass for Rita will be celebrated on Saturday (29th Aug.) at 11am in St. Bennett’s Church, Bennettsbridge for family and close friends. (max of 50 people in Church). Funeral afterwards to Dardistown Cemetery, Dublin, arriving for interment at 1.45 pm approx. House private please.

Cortege will pass Rita’s home in Bennettsbridge at 10.45 am on Saturday morning. If you wish to leave a message of condolence for the family please do so here.

May Rita Rest In Peace


William (Bill) Sherwood
13, Love Lane, Castlecomer, Kilkenny 

Peacefully at St. Luke’s Hospital, Kilkenny. Predeceased by his wife Nora. Bill will be sadly missed by his loving family, son Willie, daughters Rose, Bridie, Noreen, Catherine and Mary, brother Jim, sister Peig, grandchildren, great-grandchildren, daughter-in-law Majella, sons-in-law Patrick, Michael, Eamon, Christy, and Martin, brothers-in-law, sisters-in-law, nieces, nephews, neighbours and friends.

In keeping with current government guidelines regarding public gatherings, Bill’s funeral will be private for family and close friends. Reposing at the residence of his son Willie, 3 Donaguile Heights, Castlecomer (House Private please). Removal on Saturday (29th August) to the Church of the Immaculate Conception, Castlecomer for Requiem Mass at 12 noon: live-streamed on the Parish webcam and close friends only maximum 50 people allowed in the church). Bill will be laid to rest following Mass in the Crosshill Cemetery, Castlecomer. Messages of Sympathy may be expressed by using the ‘Online Condolence Book’ here. Family Flowers only please.



Seán Stafford
Highfield Park, Galway City, Galway / Thomastown, Kilkenny 

(Páirc an Ardghoirt, Gaillimh agus Baile Mhic Andáin, Contae Chill Chainnigh) Gan coinne ach go suaimhneach in Ospidéal na hOllscoile, Gaillimh. Fear chéile Mháire Stafford (nach maireann). Méala mór a bhás dá chlann, Ruairí, Fionnuala, Maelíosa, Órfhlaith agus Conall, dá dheartháir Christy, dá dheirfiúr Kathleen, dá chliamhaineacha, Sheelagh, Frank, Carolyn, Eoin agus Denise, dá gharpháistí agus a iliomad cairde. Léifear Aifreann na sochraide dó i Séipéal Naomh Iognáid, Bóthar na Mara, ag 11 i.n. Dé Sathairn an 29 Lúnasa. Cuirfear i Reilig Rathúin ina dhiaidh sin é.

(Formerly Thomastown, Co. Kilkenny) Suddenly but peacefully at University Hospital Galway. Predeceased by his beloved wife Máire. Deeply regretted by his devoted family, Ruairí, Fionnuala, Maelíosa, Órfhlaith and Conall, brother Christy, sister Kathleen, sons-in-law Frank and Eoin, daughters-in-law Sheelagh, Carolyn and Denise, grandchildren, great-grandchildren, relatives and many, many friends and neighbours.

‘Suaimhneas Síoraí dá Anam glégheal’

Route and funeral arrangements : The funeral cortège will travel from Seán’s home to St. Ignatius (Jesuit) Church, Sea Road on Saturday, 29th August leaving at 10.15 a.m. via Maunsell’s Road, Taylor’s Hill, Fr. Griffin Avenue, Fr. Griffin Road, Flood Street and ‘An Taibhdhearc’ to arrive for Requiem Mass at the Church at 11 a.m. Funeral thereafter to Rahoon cemetery. The Funeral Mass and interment at the cemetery will take place privately as a result of social distancing guideliines.

Livestream Link :

Funeral Mass for Sean Stafford (Deceased)

For those of you who would have liked to attend the funeral but cannot do so at this time, are invited to leave a personal message in the condolence section here. this will be gratefully appreciated by the family. If you are attending the Funeral please follow Government guidelines on social distancing including no hand shaking and wearing masks.

‘Suaimhneas síoraí dá Anam glégheal’


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